Bengal colleges to reopen in November, govt to ask UGC to delay academic year

Bengal colleges to reopen in November, govt to ask UGC to delay academic year

By: Categorical Information Service | Kolkata |

September 28, 2020 2:55:40 am


West Bengal schools, West Bengal schools open, West Bengal colleges, West Bengal colleges open, India news, Whereas admissions to UG programs will likely be over by October 31, the admission process in PG programs will likely be accomplished solely by the tip of November.

West Bengal Minister of Schooling Partha Chatterjee on Sunday mentioned undergraduate (UG) lessons would start on November 2 after the admission course of for first-year faculty college students is accomplished by the tip of October. Postgraduate (PG) lessons would start the next month, he added.

The selections had been taken in an online assembly the minister held with the vice-chancellors of state universities.

“It has been determined that the brand new tutorial yr will start in December. Until November there are a number of festivals. After Durga Puja in October, there’s Kali Puja, Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Chhat Puja and Milad un-Nabi. So there isn’t any level beginning the tutorial yr from November after which observe so many holidays on account of those festivals. Due to this fact, it’s preferrred to begin the brand new tutorial yr from December,” Chatterjee advised reporters.

The minister added, “Nonetheless, lessons for undergraduate programs will start from November 2 and the identical for postgraduate programs will begin from December. Courses will likely be held in online mode and respective universities and faculties will chalk out modalities.”

Whereas admissions to UG programs will likely be over by October 31, the admission process in PG programs will likely be accomplished solely by the tip of November.

The training minister mentioned his division would write to the College Grants Fee (UGC), asking it to permit the state to begin the brand new tutorial yr from December.

In a discover on September 22, the UGC mentioned the admission course of for UG first-year college students must be accomplished by October 31, and lessons ought to resume on November 1.

In the meantime, sources mentioned the schools determined to order 80 per cent of seats in PG programs for college students who accomplished their commencement in an affiliated faculty, or within the institute itself. The choice was taken due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and curbs in transport. In consequence, many graduates might discover it troublesome to pursue larger research in establishments exterior the state.

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